Almost nothing gives me greater pleasure than to get up early on a Saturday morning and head to the wonderful organic Farmers Market in my neighborhood.

While chatting with one of these farmers, I was so pleased to hear her speak of the native pollinators she depends on to pollinate her crops: the squashes, the peppers, her tomatoes, her cucumbers, and so much more.

Supporting our local organic farmers really is crucial to our own health and the safety of our food supply, but also to the health of our native pollinators. Shop small, shop local can absolutely be applied to these farmers who are working so hard, not only to bring us safe, delicious food, but also to protect the land, the environment, and all of the critters who are dependent on this habitat.

And your wildlife garden can also play a crucial role in protecting these pollinators.

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